WHAT: The first Dallas Maverick pre-season game
WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. CST
HOW: BallySports DW or NBAtv
THE STORY: Our long international nightmare is over, with NBA basketball back on the docket. The Mavericks kick things off against the Jazz at home but as of this writing it’s unclear how much any Dallas stars play or for how long. This morning’s injury report listed Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell, Frank Ntilikina, and Tyrell Terry out for the Mavericks, with Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, and Bojan Bogdanovic out for the Jazz.
That makes any takeaways from this game difficult as the Mavericks should manage to beat the shorter handed Jazz, but perhaps Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis will only get very limited action.
All the same, my plan is to enjoy the basketball as best as possible. We’ll come to you post game with a recap, stats to know, and podcast. This Game Thread will likely remain up through tomorrow morning as we have a lot of content both already posted and coming that I’d like to showcase for the fans who drop by Mavs Moneyball less often.